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Old 7th May 2012, 09:26 PM
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Where is OpenOffice?

Is there some reason why Openoffice is not included any more? Libreoffice is a good project but is still pretty buggy - at least the spreadsheet.

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Old 7th May 2012, 10:04 PM
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Re: Where is OpenOffice??

LibreOffice is a fork/continuation of OpenOffice.org. IP politics forced most of the OO.o programmers and contributors, and most Linux distributions, to switch over, and since then it has seen much more rapid development than OO.o did before or since.

You could install OO.o yourself, but that might be non-trivial. Or you could try Gnumeric or Kalligra/KOffice's spreadsheet.
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Old 7th May 2012, 10:08 PM
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Re: Where is OpenOffice??

Personaly, i find abiword and gnumeric, amongst planner do an awesome job.
Their not fancy, but they work, are FOSS and on 'most' distros available from the repos.
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Old 7th May 2012, 11:57 PM
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Re: Where is OpenOffice??

Thanks for the replies. I like using FOSS. I ask only because I had a number of OO spreadsheets set up and some did not transfer well with Libre. I also ran into problems trying print landscape. It would show landscape in the preview and then print out portrait. I am having better luck with Gnumeric. ABI serves me well for what little word processing I do. Not that it has anything to do with this thread, but I just dumped QuickBooks for my business and am switching over to Gnucash.

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Old 8th May 2012, 12:13 AM
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Re: Where is OpenOffice??

The spreadsheet may well come up in Print Preview as landscape if it's wide enough, but if your printer defaults to portrait, that's what you're going to get if you just click OK without looking. To get landscape, you need to select it from the Print dialog.
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Old 8th May 2012, 01:26 AM
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Re: Where is OpenOffice??

Quote:
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Personaly, i find abiword and gnumeric, amongst planner do an awesome job.
Their not fancy, but they work, are FOSS and on 'most' distros available from the repos.
+1

Abiword and Gnumeric, good combo
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Old 8th May 2012, 01:33 AM
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Re: Where is OpenOffice??

Oracle no longer own Openoffice.. its now called

Apache Openoffice http://www.openoffice.org/download/other.html
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Old 8th May 2012, 01:54 AM
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Re: Where is OpenOffice??

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Oracle no longer own Openoffice.. its now called

Apache Openoffice http://www.openoffice.org/download/other.html
That's interesting, that had totally passed me by. I wonder how this will develop in the future.....
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Old 8th May 2012, 12:40 PM
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Re: Where is OpenOffice?

A new AOO stable release was released today: AOO 3.4 Release Notes
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Old 8th May 2012, 05:00 PM
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Re: Where is OpenOffice?

LibreOffice seems to have all the momentum since the split, even after OO.o was off-loaded to Apache.

There are some feature comparisons between the latest releases on the web, and LibreOffice is way ahead except for a small number of very recent OO.o features that haven't been merged across yet.

A merge still looks unlikely, and I don't know if the projects have significantly different long-term plans yet.
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Old 8th May 2012, 05:05 PM
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Re: Where is OpenOffice?

One thing I like about OpenOffice is that it can be installed without the bajillion dependencies that the Fedora LibreOffice packages bring in. That's why I still use OpenOffice in F16, and I just downloaded the Apache OO 3.4 and will try that out soon.
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